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2.77  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published February 1st 1987 by St. Martin's Press
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This book revisits the Steele sisters from Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. Remember them, the nieces of the kindly Mrs. Jenkins, whose daughter is married to Elinor and Marianne's relative. Lucy Steele was secretly engaged to Edward Ferrars but switched her allegiance to Robert when she learned he was to inherit and Edward to be a poor clergyman. It's not nine years lady and Lucy's sister Nancy is 40 years old and still silly, wanting in sense and on the lookout for a husband. Lucy is more ...more
Jun 21, 2014 Jolene rated it liked it
I will admit that I had reservations about reading a book which heavily featured Miss Nancy Steele, even after having read and enjoyed a previous work by this author. In this book, a young woman named Louisa Retford has the seeming misfortune of being placed under Miss Steele's authority. The reason that Miss Steele, now somewhere in the vicinity of forty years old and still obsessed with talking about her imagined beaux, chances to become a paid chaperone to this young, studious girl, can be ...more
Dec 22, 2010 Sue rated it really liked it
A very clean book. It is a very simple book but because of that simply delicious as well. No major life lessons per se in that it's not deep. I enjoyed looking at what could have happened to the Steele sisters after the main plot of Sense and Sensibility. I don't happen to like them much in the movies but this expounds on their shallow, silly minds and how one should not handle being a companion for a young woman. The heroine Louisa is a jewel.
May 13, 2009 Diane rated it liked it
A competent enough historical romance, a sequel to Sense & Sensibility that follows the (mis)adventures of Nancy Steele.
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I cannot stand the Steele sisters!
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